publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2005

Designing a large-scale video chat application

Peter Parnes; Angela Sasse; Jeremiah Scholl; John D. McCarthy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Nov 2005
  • Publisher: ACM
Abstract
Studies of video conferencing systems generally focus on scenarios where users communicate using an audio channel. However, text chat serves users in a wide variety of contexts, and is commonly included in multimedia conferencing systems as a complement to the audio channel. This paper introduces a prototype application which integrates video and text communication, and describes a formative evaluation of the prototype with 53 users in a social setting. We focus the evaluation on bandwidth and view navigation requirements in order to determine how to better serve users with video chat, and discuss how the findings from this evaluation can inform the design of fu...
Subjects
free text keywords: Chat, video conferencing, bandwidth sharing, collaboration, Video chat, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Computer science, Mobile collaboration, Bandwidth (signal processing), Videoconferencing, Communication channel, User perception, Formative assessment, Text chat
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